This hugely successful caterer offers a small but excellent roster of daily-changing to-go food, from soups to vegetarian lasagna to a delicious beef bourguignon. If you don’t have time to make appetizers for that potluck, you can usually pick up a dozen mini Caesar salad cups or zucchini-wrapped shrimp.
1434 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.793.7234, thekitchen.net, Modern American. L & D Tues.-Sat. No booze. AE, MC, V. $$